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Post by xtela » 24 Feb 2005 00:58

Necros wrote:Mexico?

/Mikael Sundholm


Not Mexico. Hint: Churchill said he much regreted taking these measures (blockade and isolation) in view of the large numbers of men from this neutral country serving in the British armend forces.

Hint: The allies had something big to hide in 1944. What neutral country was positioned to observe preperations for the big day?

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Post by patrynius » 25 Feb 2005 16:57

Hi
soo, maybe Ireland :)

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Post by xtela » 26 Feb 2005 01:11

patrynius wrote:Hi
soo, maybe Ireland :)


Yes. The U.S.A thought that axis agents were spying on the U.S. 15th corps in Ulster. Irelands de Valera called Roosevelts bluff of invasion but the British immediately put a blockade into effect to protect the secrets of D-Day. David Gray was the U.S. minister in Dublin quoted in the question. Your turn to ask patrynius.

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Post by patrynius » 26 Feb 2005 11:58

Hi
So my question is:
3 neutral ships (war ships!! only) during war were toorpeded by submarines:
Name that neutral ships, and who sunks them (dates maybe :) )
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Post by patrynius » 01 Mar 2005 18:20

Hint
One was at Mediterranean Sea (and the biggest), one in Pacific and one in Atlantic (all before 1942 ends)

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Post by charles adams » 04 Mar 2005 08:34

Greek coastal defense battleship Gregorios by the Italians just before the declaration of war. USS Ruben James by U boat. I had not heard of one in the Pacific. This is just for the heck of it. The only Neutral warship that "I" know of is the USS Panay. But she was sunk by Jap divebombers.

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Post by patrynius » 04 Mar 2005 11:48

Charles You're so close
So hint just for you, it was USRR ship but you would't except that ship in that area :)
p.s. that 3 are absolutely correct

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Post by charles adams » 04 Mar 2005 11:55

Which US Infantry Divison in '44-45 had in one of it's regiments had an organic tank company made up of clerks, cooks and mechanics. 2 platoons various makes of M-4 Shermans and 1 platoon of Panthers. Hint it's one of the older ones

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Post by patrynius » 04 Mar 2005 18:45

I just write that third ship was Rusian sub L-16 sunk by japan sub I25 (11.02.42) near california

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Post by Necros » 05 Mar 2005 21:47

US 3rd Infantry Division?

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US Infantry tank company

Post by charles adams » 06 Mar 2005 03:32

No it is not the 3rd ID but you are close. Hint The Division fought in WW 1 as well and contains the second oldest of the US units from the Revolutionary War

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Post by Necros » 06 Mar 2005 20:11

US 1st Infantry Division?

/Mikael Sundholm

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US Infantry tank company

Post by charles adams » 07 Mar 2005 03:37

You got it. The company began forming during the fighting for the hedgerows around 2 Shermans. The tanks turned out to be of such use that as the fighting continued all kinds of additional equipment was scrounged, captured and/or stolen. The final tally was 2 6 tank platoons, including 1 105 Sherman and 5 Shermans of various models and armerment. 1 platoon of 4Panthers and 1 Tiger. As the fighting swept across France the regiments (I forget which one) also managed, for a while to mechinize most of one battalion with various halftacks and Kangaroos. These were US, UK and German halftracks and the roos were either pilfered/borrowed or stolen from the Brits or were field modifications to Shermans or Stuarts. The heavy weapons company also had some Stugs and PzJgr and JagrPz.
By the time of the Hurtgen (sp) Forest most of the vehicles were dead lined by lack of parts and crews. The crews had been stripped and used as infantry during that blood bath. After the Hrut forest and the Bulge the company was recontituted as replacements came in. I was told that towards the end in '45 the tank company was stronger and larger with most of the regiment being mech/motorized.
The individual to told me about the company was an uncle who served as a TC on one of the Shermans and later for the Tiger. He also said that they were thinking that they were going to go the the Pacific after the Japs and they had "aquired" enought halftracks for the whole regiment with all of the weapons platoons and companies having their own armored weapons i.e. mortor carriers, tank destroyers and sp AA. About 90% was German including one SP 88 AA gun.

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Post by Necros » 07 Mar 2005 21:08

Great story. Thanks for sharing!

OK, new question. Which unit were given the deceptive title 3rd Indian Infantry Division?

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Post by Alp Guard » 08 Mar 2005 16:29

Andy H wrote:Schaffhausen April 1st 1944, by US bombers from the 2nd Division, 8th USAAF

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Actually it was Schaffhausen, Zurich and Basel, three cities, which were bombed by the americans on three different occasions ( dates).

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